Crews search for Jacque Waller in Cape Girardeau County

(Source: Photojournalist Mike Mohundro)
(Source: Photojournalist Mike Mohundro)
(Source: Photojournalist Mike Mohundro)
(Source: Photojournalist Mike Mohundro)
(Source: Photojournalist Mike Mohundro)
(Source: Photojournalist Mike Mohundro)

FRUITLAND, MO (KFVS) - Search crews were up early Saturday to once again look for missing mother of three, Jacque Waller.

Saturday marked six months and two days since Waller disappeared. The Scott County Search and Rescue K-9 Team led another effort to find new clues.

Searchers combed through areas recommended by authorities heading up the investigation.

The search was spread out over several areas of interest including Highway Y and along the I-55 area by Saxony Lutheran School.

The Scott County K-9 unit joined in the search with more than 30 volunteers.

The focus remains on areas in Cape Girardeau County in places not far from where Jacque Waller's SUV was found with a flat tire in June on I-55.

"It's a high interest areas the FBI wanted us to look at," said Marion Stricker with the Scott County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit.

The K-9 Unit has put in countless hours in the Waller search.

"We've covered over 800-acres as we continue we keep narrowing down the spots," said Stricker.

Volunteers also joined in the search. Some were from St. Louis who felt compelled to be out searching.

Others knew Jacque personally.

"I did Jacque's hair for 14 years," said Blye Galemore

They all share a common goal, not only looking for Waller, but for any clues that could help the investigation.

"We are looking for any articles that might have been dropped for evidence," said Stricker.

In November, crews found Jacque's personal belongings alongside I-55 not far from the Fruitland exit. That alone renewed hope.

Volunteers aren't losing that hope as they continue to search for clues.

"I think every time we go out we have renewed hope this is the time," said volunteer Lisa Medgaus from Webster Groves, Mo. "I don't think anyone loses hope, it feels like every area we search, this is going to be the one."

The searchers also have a message for Jacque's family.

"I hope this is the day," said Medgaus. "Every day that we wake up, I pray this is the day that they find some closure and some peace."

Volunteers met Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Rhodes 101 service station in Fruitland for begin the search.

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